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Re: ART and SCIENCE

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henry taylor (taylorh)
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:49:32 -0700


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Can't wait until we get to the art part, Bob!=20

Too bad that ALL the kids were taking Visual Art. It would be =
interesting to compare the process in two groups of different =
backgrounds. Bateson once did an inquiry using psychiatric residents =
(MDs) and art students. The basic question underlying Bateson's study =
was "Is there a biological species of entropy?" The art students were =
better prepared and successful simply by virtue of their unique way of =
looking at the world, their ability to deal with patterns.

Neat that you had a chance to get into Fuller's special tensegrity =
structures. Your result with the Math/Art students is very similar to =
Bateson's Experience in dealing with patterns pays off. But, =
familiarity in deling with pattern is not exclusive to art just common. =
The important question here for art education is this: Is there a =
significant difference in quality between the skill with pattern =
developed in the practice of art and skill with pattern developed in =
some other context? Is there any greater value in the skill of =
comprehending pattern developed through art?

-henry

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Can't wait until we get to = the=20 art part, Bob!
 
Too bad that ALL the kids = were taking=20 Visual Art. It would be interesting to compare the process in two groups = of=20 different backgrounds. Bateson once did an inquiry using psychiatric = residents=20 (MDs) and art students. The basic question underlying Bateson's study = was=20 "Is there a biological species of entropy?" The art students = were=20 better prepared and successful simply by virtue of their unique way of = looking=20 at the world, their ability to deal with patterns.
 
Neat that you had a chance = to get into=20 Fuller's special tensegrity structures. Your result with the Math/Art = students=20 is very similar to Bateson's  Experience in dealing with patterns = pays off.=20 But, familiarity in deling with pattern is not exclusive to art just = common. The=20 important question here for art education is this:   Is there = a=20 significant difference in quality between the skill with pattern = developed in=20 the practice of art and skill with pattern developed in some other = context? Is=20 there any greater value in the skill of comprehending pattern developed = through=20 art?
 
-henry

 

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